South African newsreel item showing new army recruits in training.
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Item title reads - 'Hats off to these young men'. African Mirror. South Africa.
L/S as the latest South African army recruits run up to the parade ground. M/S of them stood in line. Various shots as they are issued with uniform etc. L/S of them in their uniforms, officers inspect them. M/S as they march along and salute. C/U's new recruits. M/S of them marching along. Various shots as they are given instructions in how to use rifles. M/S's art of concealment and revolver practise.
M/S's as they are taught to fit gas masks quickly. Various shots as they are given lessons in how to use hand grenades and fire them from miniature mortars. L/S as recruits who have completed training march along on parade ground. M/S as they put on the caps of their different regiments. M/S of them marching. The commentator calls for more young men to join up. M/S as they march along.